GUEST: Andy Fisher, community organizer, educator and author of Big Hunger – the Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups
BACKGROUND: Every year millions of Americans rely on food banks and pantries to feed themselves. Donations to food banks are considered one of the most effective ways to combat persistent hunger in the US.
But what many of us don't realize is that food charity was meant to be a response to an emergency, not a sustained means of feeding the hungry. After all, shouldn't ending hunger and ending the need for food charity be the ultimate, long-term goal?
Not according to many of the corporate board members of so many food banks in the US who, according to my guest, are part of a sinister "Food-industrial-complex," that refuses to address income inequality and low wages to end hunger.
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